Guayusa Tea

Guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a descendant of the Holly genus and is the mightier cousin of the more commonly known Yerba Mate.  Guayusa is native to the upper Amazon Rainforest regions of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, though it is primarily cultivated in Ecuador.  For centuries indigenous people have enjoyed Guayusa to energize, restore youthful vitality, and enhance mental clarity.

 

Health benefits of Guayusa tea:

  •  Boosts metabolism
  • Traditionally used to support weight loss programs
  • Aids digestion
  • Traditionally used to balance blood sugar and support diabetics
  • Boosts physical energy
  • Increased mental clarity and alertness

 

Nutrients of Guayusa tea:

This Gusayusa tea is rich in vitamins and minerals most likely  vitamins (Vitamins D and C) and minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, chromium).

 

Dosage using Guayusa tea:

No typical dosage.

 

Side Effects and Warnings:

However, this daily ritual may have some negative side effects on our health. Drinking too much Guayusa tea has been linked to elevated blood pressure, increased rate of heart disease, and increased anxiety. The harsh acidity of coffee can cause stomach problems for some.

 

For more information about Guayusa Tea, visit links below:

Guayusa Tea at Wiki
Guayusa Tea at Live Superfoods
Guayusa Tea at Vital Living Herbs and Nutrition